Picture the scene. You wake in the morning and check your mobile device to see how well you slept. You set your smart watch which starts to monitor your heart rate and put on your smart shirt which senses your breathing. You leave for work, sliding on your smart glasses in the hallway before stepping out into the world fully connected to the internet.
It might sound like science fiction yet all these products are being used by consumers right now. Whether sewn into our clothes or worn as accessories, anchored through our smart phones, ‘wearable technologies’ are rapidly turning each of us into a walking, talking data creator.